CSOs walk out of World Bank "consultation" on Safeguards policy

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Civil society groups walk out of World Bank "consultation" on their Safeguards policy. The Safeguards are supposed to set best practice for the World Bank and protect people's rights, but the new draft allows the bank and companies to go ahead with projects that affect land rights without consent of affected communities.
 

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Soumya Dutta is the National Convener of the Indian people’s science group Bharat Jan Vigyan Jatha and the Convener of the Climate and Energy Group in the Beyond Copenhagen collective in India, a network of 40+ organizations.

Take a look at a collection of reactions to the World Bank's Safeguards policy proposal here.

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